Controllers http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8228/more en Embedded Virtualization Clears a Path to PC-Based Machines http://machinedesign.com/controllers/embedded-virtualization-clears-path-pc-based-machines <div class="node-body article-body">The PC architecture is emerging as a leading computing platform for integrating all computing elements of a typical factory workcell. However, fulfilling this role effectively requires special operating software.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/embedded-virtualization-clears-path-pc-based-machines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/embedded-virtualization-clears-path-pc-based-machines#comments Controllers Embedded Wed, 15 Jul 2015 15:23:00 +0000 50371 at http://machinedesign.com Moving Along with High-Tech Conveyor Systems http://machinedesign.com/controllers/moving-along-high-tech-conveyor-systems <div class="field-byline"> Mike Hosch, Dorner Mfg. Corp </div> <div class="field-deck"> Engineers can make use of a variety of conveyors and belts to build packaging and assembly lines. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers can make use of a variety of conveyors and belts to build packaging and assembly lines.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/moving-along-high-tech-conveyor-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/moving-along-high-tech-conveyor-systems#comments Controllers Packaging Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:06:00 +0000 50271 at http://machinedesign.com Undergrad Teams Square Off in Unmanned Aircraft Competition http://machinedesign.com/controllers/undergrad-teams-square-unmanned-aircraft-competition <div class="node-body article-body">A team with a broken airplane comes out on top in the first-ever Unmanned Aircraft Systems Challenge.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/undergrad-teams-square-unmanned-aircraft-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/undergrad-teams-square-unmanned-aircraft-competition#comments Controllers News Fri, 10 Jul 2015 22:41:00 +0000 50261 at http://machinedesign.com Multi-Tasking Controller Simplifies Design, Installation http://machinedesign.com/controllers/multi-tasking-controller-simplifies-design-installation <div class="field-deck"> The new F4T temperature process controller from Watlow does the work of several devices in one versatile package. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The new F4T temperature process controller from Watlow, St. Louis, Mo., does the work of several devices in one versatile package. All-in-one capabilities include...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/multi-tasking-controller-simplifies-design-installation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/multi-tasking-controller-simplifies-design-installation#comments Controllers Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:38:00 +0000 50201 at http://machinedesign.com Machine Design’s Products of the Week (6/29-7/6) http://machinedesign.com/technologies/machine-design-s-products-week-629-76 <div class="node-body gallery-body">This line of products offers insight on DC-DC converters, spring applied electronic brakes, rotary actuators, and more. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/technologies/machine-design-s-products-week-629-76" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/technologies/machine-design-s-products-week-629-76#comments Products Technologies Manufacturing Equipment Controllers Hydraulics Mechanical Drives Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:35:00 +0000 50121 at http://machinedesign.com Adaptive Nonlinear Algorithm Optimizes Servo Control http://machinedesign.com/controllers/adaptive-nonlinear-algorithm-optimizes-servo-control <div class="field-byline"> Yves Villaret, Servotronix Motion Control </div> <div class="field-deck"> Get faster, more precise motion with fewer unwanted oscillations and overshoots, thanks to a new algorithm. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Engineers can improve servo control by using a new adaptive and nonlinear control algorithm</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/adaptive-nonlinear-algorithm-optimizes-servo-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/adaptive-nonlinear-algorithm-optimizes-servo-control#comments Controllers Motion Control Tue, 09 Jun 2015 19:40:00 +0000 49581 at http://machinedesign.com Machine Design's Products of the Week (5/18-5/25) http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-designs-products-week-518-525 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Stainless-steel sanitary conveyors, high-force cylinders, stepper actuators for security doors, and digital meters.&nbsp;This Machine Design gallery&nbsp;features these&nbsp;four&nbsp;products and more! Who knows, you may find something&nbsp;that suits your application. &nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://machinedesign.com/products/machine-designs-products-week-518-525#comments Products Controllers Linear Motion Motors/Drives Pneumatics Wed, 20 May 2015 16:21:00 +0000 48961 at http://machinedesign.com B&R’s modular application (mapp) Technology sets the bar high for automation programming http://machinedesign.com/controllers/br-s-modular-application-mapp-technology-sets-bar-high-automation-programming <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by B&R Automation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Not much has really changed about the software running industrial machinery over the past two decades. In the same time, there’s been a revolution in computer science, along with a corresponding rise in computer science graduates. But in the factories and distribution centers that use computers known as programmable logic (PLC) or automation controllers (PAC), it’s been largely status quo. The same can even be said for industrial robots, the icons of automation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/br-s-modular-application-mapp-technology-sets-bar-high-automation-programming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/br-s-modular-application-mapp-technology-sets-bar-high-automation-programming#comments White Papers Controllers Tue, 19 May 2015 18:02:00 +0000 48931 at http://machinedesign.com Variable Wattage Control Systems for Electric Heaters http://machinedesign.com/controllers/variable-wattage-control-systems-electric-heaters <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Watlow </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What is a variable wattage control system for electric heaters? What are the advantages of these types of control systems?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/controllers/variable-wattage-control-systems-electric-heaters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/controllers/variable-wattage-control-systems-electric-heaters#comments Design FAQs Controllers Tue, 19 May 2015 16:14:00 +0000 48811 at http://machinedesign.com Smartphone Controls Migrate Away from the Screen http://machinedesign.com/sensors/smartphone-controls-migrate-away-screen <div class="field-deck"> What if iPod controls could be stuck to the back of your ear? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Saarland University and Carnegie Mellon University present thin, medically adhesive, flexible 'iSkin' controls.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/sensors/smartphone-controls-migrate-away-screen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/sensors/smartphone-controls-migrate-away-screen#comments Controllers Sensors News Tue, 12 May 2015 17:25:00 +0000 48791 at http://machinedesign.com